Kick-Off Days
The Orientation Programme for International Students

At the start of each semester, the International Student Services (ISS) hosts an orientation programme called "Kick-Off Days," tailored specifically for international degree-seeking students, to help you transition smoothly into life in Germany and your studies at TU Darmstadt.

Kick-Off Days 2024/25

The next Kick-Off Days will take place on 7 and 8 October 2024. More information will follow.

Kick-Off Days Summer Term 2024

İrem Alp, DAAD-Prize Winner of 2023, welcomes our new international students.

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Kick-Off Day 1: Welcome International Students

Monday, 08 April 2024
10:00 h (CET) Welcome! hybrid, you will receive the link via e-mail Campus Stadtmitte, S1|05 Maschinenhaus , Room 122
11:15 h (CET) Info Fair in person Campus Stadtmitte, S1|05 Maschinenhaus , Rooms 22-24

Kick-Off Day 2: Online Info Event

Tuesday, 09 April 2024
13:00 – 15:30 h (CET) Info Session & Student Panel online, you will receive the link via e-mail
13:00 h Start
13:10 h Health Insurance in Germany
13:40 h International Admission
14:05 h How to register your address
German Bank Account
Foreigners Office: How to apply for a Residence Permit
14:35 h Student Panel
15:30 h End

Social and Cultural Events

Look forward to numerous events such as excursions, tours and meet-ups.

Money, Money, Money – Online-Event

From planning your monthly expenses to scholarships and special financing options in unique situations – we provide you with all the answers you need. Join our online event “Money, money, money,” presented by experts from the Studierendenwerk Darmstadt, the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences (h_da), and the Technical University of Darmstadt. Get ready to conquer your financial challenges as an international student! This free event takes place online on April 25, 2024, from 16-18:00 h.

Sign up via:

Presentation language: German

Slides: German and English

TUtor International

TUtor International is an intercultural team at ISS that aims to assist international students by offering support in many different areas and by hosting exciting social, cultural and academic events.

TUtor on Instagram

TUtor on Facebook

TUtor on Telegram: Info Channel and Lounge

ESN Darmstadt

ESN Darmstadt (Erasmus Student Network) represents international students and offers fun events in order to provide opportunities for cultural understanding and self-development.

ESN Website

ESN on Instagram

ESN on Facebook

ITT – Intercultural Tutors Team

ITT's members are students from Darmstadt. They offer help to international students and organise great activities such as workshops, cultural events and much more.

Introduction Slides (opens in new tab)

ITT website

ITT on Facebook

Unisportzentrum (USZ)

The University Sports Centre (USZ) aims to promote active participation in sport and physical activity throughout the University and to provide students and employees with a healthy counterbalance to their studies and working lives. Check out their offers!

Unisportzentrum offers

Check out the other TU student-led groups as well. Sports, arts, technology – there is something for everyone.

to student-led groups

Get ready for your first semester!

Guided Campus Tour

Explore TU Darmstadt's Stadtmitte Campus with Awais!


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